A popular pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Adewuyi Adegoke, has been arrested by the Ekiti State police Command for allegedly organising his own kidnap.
According to reports, Adegoke had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation.
He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke in Osun state and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti.
His purported abductors later contacted the church members to demand the ransom, which they insisted must be paid latest by Thursday to prevent the reverend from being killed.
Detectives, however, intercepted the pastor’s accomplice, Sunday, who came to pick up the ransom at Okeyinmi area of Ado-Ekiti, after which he led them to the hotel where the pastor had been hiding.
Meanwhile, When the news of the reverend’s kidnap broke, several members of his congregation took to social media to solicit support towards his rescue.
Police reportedly tracked the suspects through the mobile phone that he was using to make contact with the church members.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Amba Asuquo, confirmed that the command is investigating the incident but refused to disclose the identities of the suspects.